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COO_KIE
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9/24/13 5:24 P

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I agree, they are very irresponsible. Not healthy, but obsessed.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


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9/24/13 1:33 P

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Great article. I am going to share this with my daughter.



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Unfortunately, for me, no matter how much I know that 95% (or how ever many) fitness models are "freaks of nature," so to speak, I find myself, when I look at slender but well-defined female fitness models, thinking just how darn attractive they look. I'm not certain if I feel that way because of all the movies, TV shows, magazine ads, etc I have seen in my life; or if am just "programmed" that way.

I wonder, rhetorically, how many women WOULD like to look that way if they were genetically able? I know I wouldn't mind having a body like Adrian Peterson, Ryan Lochte, Lebron James, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt, etc., etc.




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MATTHEW0498
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9/24/13 8:50 A

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Love it! It's totally true! Thanks for sharing.



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Funny



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SHERYLDS
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9/24/13 6:24 A

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I don't let fitness posters phase me....I never understood the
"NO PAIN NO GAIN" hype.
When I was younger I Did buy into the idea that I was supposed to look like the models in the magazine...and we all know that's crazy. They're 5'10" and weigh 120 pounds.

I think those posters are FITSPIRATION for workout junkies. I wouldn't want to look like Madonna...but some folks do. Everybody has their own thing

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BLUENOSE63
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9/24/13 5:58 A

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Great pics! Thanks for posting



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9/24/13 2:01 A

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Thanks for sharing.

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
~Buddha


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KENDILYNN
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9/11/13 3:59 P

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Can I also add that I HATE HATE HATE when the fitness models in these "fitspirational" memes have enormous breast implants? I have nothing against breast implants, in general. But when the image is trying to tell/sell you "work hard and you can look like this" it's absurd. Can you achieve six-pack abs? Possibly. But no amount of hours in the gym will make you're girls that high, full and disproportionately large on a tiny little frame. In fact, if you do get to a bf% that accommodates six-pack abs, your breasts will probably be non-existent. And that's okay.



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BUNNYKICKS
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9/11/13 3:20 P

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Yeah, why is you never see, say, a 200# woman who just completed a half-marathon - that's pretty strong!!!! Strong is the new skinny, right? But you will NEVER see an image like that on a "fitspo" graphic. No size 16's holding difficult yoga poses. No chubby bodies pumping iron - not even gently-curving bodies! NEVER will you see an image of someone 200+ pounds, no matter if they are an olympic-record-holding weightlifter..... sure these images speak the words "strong is the new skinny" but the picture says something completely different.

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Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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CORTNEY-LEE
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9/11/13 2:39 P

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thanks for sharing -- I love the author's style!





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-THENA-
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9/11/13 2:28 P

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Exactly, bunnykicks. As if we don't have enough pressure on us already!

EXERCISE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BODY,
NOT BECAUSE YOU HATE IT.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
~Chinese Proverb

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

You are not fat.
You have fat.
You also have fingernails,
But you are not fingernails.


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BUNNYKICKS
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9/11/13 12:23 P

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I gotta say, I get VERY tired of the "strong is the new skinny" slogans being plastered over a photo of.... a very skinny (albeit muscular) body.

To me, it just screams "skinny is no longer enough! now you have to be ripped, too!" which is twice the pressure, instead of less.

I just want to be fit and healthy... and I CAN be that, without ever sporting washboard abs.

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 9/11/2013 (12:23)
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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LEZASEDAI
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9/11/13 4:39 A

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Thank you for sharing, that dude is funny and he nailed it!



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ONELITTLEPILL
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9/11/13 3:37 A

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I really enjoyed that, too. I find it very demoralizing to lose a bunch of weight, do difficult fitness programs, eat decently...and yet never have a hope of looking like some of those women. It makes me want to give up, but thankfully I know better. Great article!


This is for me...


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SUNSET09
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9/11/13 3:22 A

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These are way cool, however, of we committed to just half of what the message says, we'd be where we wanna be! emoticon emoticon



 
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ANARIE
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That is a very well-done article. Hilariously funny, but makes serious points.



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LADYCJM
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9/10/13 11:15 P

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OMG! Love it. The author really nailed how stupid people can be about health and fitness.



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-THENA-
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A friend of mine share this blog post on FB and I really enjoyed it. I have to admit that I get tired of all these photos and memes floating all over the Internet, especially on FB and Pinterest, because I also think they do more harm than good.

reembody.me/2013/09/10/the-6-most-shocking
ly-irresponsible-fitspiration-photos/


EXERCISE BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR BODY,
NOT BECAUSE YOU HATE IT.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
~Chinese Proverb

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

You are not fat.
You have fat.
You also have fingernails,
But you are not fingernails.


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